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Investment in Tanzania

http://allafrica.com/stories/201612090045.html I found this article interesting given some of the discussions we had at the end of class on Thursday, regarding aid vs. investment. Barclay’s Africa Group recently invested 32 billion as new capital into its branch in Dar es … Continue reading

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Reading Post – Africa in 2020

Herbst and Mills’ article on scenarios for the future of Africa effectively ties together the numerous issues and challenges that continue to plague African countries today. It provides an interesting interpretation of events and offers three potential scenarios for Africa in … Continue reading

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Future Directions for Tanzania

Tanzania possesses many solid foundations in order to continue its trajectory of growth and political stability, which bodes well for its future role in regional and international spheres. In order to secure their possibility of continued strength and success as … Continue reading

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Foreign Relations in Tanzania

Tanzania enjoys relatively solid diplomatic relations with its surrounding, regional partners as well as great powers like China and the United States. Its neighboring partners include Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa, which Tanzania holds strategic alliances that benefit them economically … Continue reading

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Tanzania and Conflict

Tanzania has largely been spared the internal strife that has plagued so many other African nations. They have managed to avoid civil wars or other violent struggles and strifes. Within the country, the most contentious issues are over resource usage … Continue reading

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Aid in Tanzania

Foreign aid in Tanzania has produced a number of effects, some positive and some negative, on the economic and political development of Tanzania. The unintended consequences of the deeply dysfunctional aid system that Moss and Moyo write of, can be seen in the … Continue reading

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Tanzania and US FP

Tanzania and the United States have a history of strong bilateral relations, having a long-term partnership. The US has been heavily involved in the country since independence, supporting its economic growth and funneling large amounts of aid into various sectors and development … Continue reading

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Political Institutions and Culture in Tanzania

Comparatively, the political institutions and political culture of Tanzania are relatively stable and have allowed for the development of a fairly representative, and democratic, system of governance to emerge. Since 1992, Tanzania has employed a multiparty system that allows for … Continue reading

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Country Post #1

Colonization in Eritrea and Tanzania had a lasting legacy, directly shaping the stability and unity of these nations as they transitioned into eras of political independence. Both countries were colonized by multiple countries, which further contributed to their instability, due to violent political … Continue reading

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